Thanksgiving……Giving Thanks. 1 Thess. 5:18 teaches us to give thanks to the Lord in all things for it is the will of God for us. It was murmuring and complaining that kept the children of Israel from possessing all God had for them. Instead of being thankful for everything He had done for them, they only complained.
If you constantly complain about the things that are going wrong in your life you will never enter into the promises of God. On the other hand, if you choose to live a life of being thankful for all God has done in the midst of hard times you will find that the promises of God will chase you down. We can look at life negatively or with a heart of thanksgiving…it is entirely up to us.